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    By Dianne Anderson Watching how someone got over their addiction and incarceration may be just enough to help get others to rise above the huge obstacles that await them. Such is the case with Owen Duckworth, who was formerly incarcerated, realized what landed him in the system in the first place, and what it would ...
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    By Antonio Ray Harvey California Black Media Gov. Gavin Newsom says his administration is emphasizing combating drug addiction and mental illness as part of the state’s multi-year plan to solve California’s homelessness crisis – the worst in the country. Newsom says focusing on those health needs of unhoused people is a component of his ongoing ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Cracking open the bubbly is all part of the fun this time a year, and for some, any excuse to imbibe is better than none. Everything glitters, and the trees are lit. The party has been going strong for the past month. It’s also a vulnerable time of year for those struggling ...
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    By Carol McGruder Co-Chair African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council Just as cigarettes were finally decreasing in popularity, vaping came along and made tobacco cool again. From 2011-2015, the use of e-cigarettes (or e-cigs) among high school students increased nationwide from 1.5% to 16% — and this number just keeps going up. In fact, e-cigs ...